About
The Lifestyle Medicine Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to informing the public and health care practitioners about lifestyle medicine. We accomplish this through evidence-based LifestyleFACTS Web content as well as through other methods of outreach. Our goal is to broadly disseminate educational, scientific and research information about lifestyle medicine to help patients live vibrant, high quality and healthier lives. In practice, this means we produce compelling media and presentations to:

  • Explain what lifestyle medicine is.
  • Provide understandable evidence to support it.
  • Compare its therapeutic effectiveness and how it works with conventional therapies.
  • Offer understandable and actionable steps that the public can use to adopt positive lifestyle medicine behaviors including those related to diet, exercise, stress management, smoking cessation, weight management and a variety of non-pharmaceutical treatments.

Terms and Conditions
Agreement between User and the Lifestyle Medicine Foundation (LMF).

The Lifestyle Medicine Foundation (LMF) Web site contains content curated, produced and approved by the LMF. LMF Web site content is offered to Users conditioned on their acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein. Users’ access to the LMF Web site constitutes their agreement to all such terms, conditions, and notices.

Modification of these terms of use
The LMF reserves the right to change the terms, conditions, and notices under which the LMF Web site is offered.

Links to third party sites
The LMF Web site may contain links to other Web sites (external links). External links are not under the control of the LMF and the LMF is not responsible for the contents of any external links, including without limitation any link contained in an external link, or any changes or updates to a external link. The LMF provides external links to Users only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by the LMF of the site or any association with its operators.

No unlawful or prohibited use
As a condition of use of the LMF Web site, Users warrant to the LMF that they will not use the site or its content for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. Users may not use the LMF Web site in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the LMF Web site or interfere with any other party’s use and access to the site or its content. Users may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the LMF Web site.

Liability disclaimer
The information, software, products, and services included in or available through the LMF Web site may include inaccuracies or typographical errors, although every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of content posted on the site. Advice received via the LMF Web site should not be relied upon for personal, medical, legal or financial decisions and Users should consult an appropriate professional for specific advice tailored to their situation.
The LMF and/or its contributors make no representations about the suitability, reliability, availability, timeliness, and accuracy of the information, software, products, services and related graphics contained on the site for any purpose. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, all such information, software, products, services and related graphics are provided “as is” without warranty or condition of any kind. The LMF and/or its suppliers hereby disclaim all warranties and conditions with regard to this information, software, products, services and related graphics, including all implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement.

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, in no event shall the LMF and/or its contributors or suppliers be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special, consequential damages or any damages whatsoever including, without limitation, damages for negative health consequences, loss of use, data or profits, arising out of or in any way connected with the use or performance of the LMF Web site, with the delay or inability to use the site or related services, the provision of or failure to provide services, or for any information, software, products, services and related graphics obtained through the site, or otherwise arising out of the use of the site, whether based on contract, tort, negligence, strict liability or otherwise, even if the LMF or any of its contributors or suppliers has been advised of the possibility of damages. Because some states/jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, the above limitation may not apply to all Users. If any User is dissatisfied with any portion of the LMF Web site or its content, or with any of these terms of use, their sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the site.

Termination/access restriction
The LMF reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate access to the LMF Web site and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice. Use of the site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including without limitation this paragraph. Users agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between them and the LMF as a result of this agreement or use of the site.

The LMF’s performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of the LMF’s right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to use of the site or information provided to or gathered by the LMF with respect to such use. If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect.

Unless otherwise specified herein, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the user and the LMF with respect to the LMF Web site and its content and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the user and the LMF with respect to the LMF Web site. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. It is the express wish to the parties that this agreement and all related documents be drawn up in English.

Copyright and trademark notices
All contents of the LMF Web site are: Copyright 2015 by Lifestyle Medicine Foundation and/or its suppliers. All rights reserved. Images and illustrations used in videos and other materials are fully licensed by the LMF for use on this site. Any use of the images and illustrations by Users may violate copyright laws.

Trademarks
The names, logos and identifying graphics associated with the LMF are trademarks of the LMF and protected under U.S. trademark, service mark and copyright laws. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

Content disclaimer
The LMF is proud to be a source of information for the general public and health community. The contents of the LMF site, such as text, graphics, images, information obtained from the LMF’s licensors, and other content contained on the LMF site are for informational purposes only. The LMF does not warrant the accuracy, reliability, comprehensiveness, or currency of the content. The LMF disclaims all warranties, express or implied, regarding the content, and further disclaims liability for any consequences, including injury or death, from the use or misuse of the content. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on the LMF site.

If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. The LMF does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the site. Reliance on any information provided by LMF, LMF employees, others appearing on the site at the invitation of the LMF, or other visitors to the LMF site is solely at your own risk.

Privacy Policy
The LMF is committed to maintaining your confidence and trust. We maintain the following privacy policy to protect personal information you may provide online. We collect information volunteered by the visitor, such as survey information and site registration. The information we collect can be used for data and trends analysis or to contact visitors to support the LMF. If you supply us with your postal address online, you may receive mailings from us with information about programs and services. The personal information you provide is stored in a secure location and is accessible only by appropriate staff.